[Download] ➽ The Sparkling-Eyed Boy ➽ Amy Benson – Anguillais.us

The Sparkling-Eyed Boy Reading The Sparkling Eyed Boy Author Amy Benson Chardonneret.eu The Sparkling Eyed Boy Is So Full Of Color And Light And Life Brad Land, Author Of GoatThe Theme Of Summer Love, In Amy Benson S Hands, Grows Up The Sparkling Eyed Boy Searches Out The Fault Lines Of Adult Nostalgia And Desire The Achingly Intense Adolescent Summer Days That Amy Benson And The Sparkling Eyed Boy Spend Together On The Remote Shores Of The St Mary S River Of Michigan S Upper Peninsula Are At The Complex Emotional Center Of The Sparkling Eyed Boy For Her, Summers Meant Returning From Her Home In Detroit To A Three Month Idyll On Much Loved Family Land, Owned For Generations, And To A Heady Culture Of Teasing, Testing Local Boys For Him, This Land Is The Place He Was Born, Where He Ll Later Find Work, Marry, And Stay And She Was The One He Had Loved Can You Pinpoint That Moment When You Made A Choice Before You Even Knew That Choosing Was Possible, Or The Terrifying Nature Of Choices The Sparkling Eyed Boy, With Its Heart Stoppingly Erotic And Yet Wholly Imagined Scenes Of Illicit Love, Its Searching Riffs On Love As Possession, Love As Pain, Reads Like A Friend S Deepest Secrets, Shared The Sparkling Eyed Boy Is So Full Of Color And Light And Life This Is Truth Of The Most Profound Sort Truth Revealed In The Artful And Lyrical Sensibility Of Benson S Words And Memory She Is Dancing With Us Not Leading, But Simply Asking Us To Watch Her Move And Take What We Will Benson Shows Us Here What The Memoir Can And Should Do Destroy And Resurrect Itself Over And Over Benson Is Doing Exactly That Brad Land, Author Of Goat The Great Pleasure And Triumph Of This Memoir Is Amy Benson S Ability To Make The Familiar New Again As She Explores The Country Of First Love Over And Over I Found Myself Surprised By The Unexpected Twists And Turns, Peaks And Abysses, Of Her Journey And Also By Her Lovely, Fiercely Intelligent Prose Margot Livesey, Author Of Criminals

[Download] ➽ The Sparkling-Eyed Boy  ➽ Amy Benson – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Sparkling-Eyed Boy
  • Amy Benson
  • English
  • 16 December 2017
  • 061843321X

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ➽ The Sparkling-Eyed Boy ➽ Amy Benson – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    OK, there are things that are really great about this memoir there s no question about that But I really intensely disliked the narrator It s a lyrical memoir personal essay divided into short chapters that don t always obviously connect but they relate in an intuitive way It s a very poetic journey through the narrator s obsession with a romance she had as a child and teenager and the feelings she still has about this relationship today It s very crazy, intense, brave, and full on But I OK, there are things that are really great about this memoir there s no question about that But I really intensely disliked the narrator It s a lyrical memoir personal essay divided into short chapters that don t always obviously connect but they relate in an intuitive way It s a very poetic journey through the narrator s obsession with a romance she had as a child and teenager and the feelings she still has about ...


  2. says:

    The writer who chose this book as a breadloaf award winner gave me this book to read You would think that would be enough to induce me to give it a chance, but I read a chapter or two about this woman s obsession with her childhood crush, I was like, oh, barf and tossed it aside I opened it again this year, and was mesmerized by it It is an experiment in how deep, instead of broad, nonfiction can go Seems like nonfiction usually throws about as much info at you as it possible She chooses The writer who chose this book as a breadloaf award winner gave me this book to read You would think that would be enough to induce me to give it a chance, but I read a chapter or two about this woman s obsession with her childhood crush, I was like, oh, barf and tossed it aside I opened it again this year, and was mesmerized by it It is an experiment in how deep, instead of broad, non...


  3. says:

    I honestly have no idea what I think of this book Parts of it Ethics of Nonfiction made my jaw drop Other parts felt less urgent, possibly repetitive I did like this this feltlike a book of poetry in prose than a traditional memoir It s easy to excerpt, I imagine.


  4. says:

    In the sweet introduction to Amy Benson s Sparkling eyed Boy , Editor Ted Conover playfully mused, To the list of the three events that anthropologist say characterize human life around the globe birth marriage, and death I wonder if it isn t time to add a fourth first love And already I am exclaiming at how brilliant that idea was 179 pages later, I m not just nodding my head in vigorous affirmation I am clench fisted cryin...


  5. says:

    Fell flatI bought this book because it got such good reviews I feel like those reviews came from people with the back of their hands to their foreheads trying to be intellectuals After the first hundred pages it became boring, tedious, difficult Not my kind of book.


  6. says:

    This book is deeply personal, almost like reading private diary It is sometimes painful to see someone stuck and yet also relatable I find this memoir honest and can see self destructive things I have done reflected in her behaviour Enjoyed this thought provoking book.


  7. says:

    I really hated this book at first The author is, at times, insufferably self absorbed But, she knows this, and the parts where she turns either a critical eye not just a self conscious, self deprecating one on herself or onto the world are the parts when the book really shines for me Dee...


  8. says:

    As a student pursuing a creative writing minor in college, I had the opportunity to take classes with talented professors who were writers I had Amy Benson for the introductory class, Cathy Day for Fiction Workshop, and Jess Ro for the culminating Writer s Workshop Each professor had written a book that I bought because I thought it was the knees bees that my professors were published Of the three, though, I only ended up reading Jess Ro s The Train to Lo Wu because it was assigned for anot As a student pursuing a creative writing minor in college, I had the opportunity to take classes with talented professors who were writers I had Amy Benson for the introductory class, Cathy Day for Fiction Workshop, and Jess Ro for the culminating Writer s Workshop Each professor had written a book that I bought because I thought it was the knees bees that my professors were published Of the three, though, I only ended up reading Jess Ro s The Train to Lo Wu because it was assigned for another creative writing class Benson s The Sparking Eyed Boy and Day s The Circus in Winter have been sitting on my bookshelf for the last 7 8 years it s been that long since college I can t explain why these two books have alluded me all of these years When I bought them in college I didn t really have time for pleasure reading and when I did have the opportunity to read there were always other books This summer, though, I decided that instead of running out to get the hottest...


  9. says:

    This is a book that fully explores why the first cut is the deepest If memoir is akin to poetry, and if it dares to wonder why there are certain moments from adolescence that we return to again and again after years have past, then this book is not just a model for what memoirists aspire to achieve it also offers a way to express what has been lost and will never be recovered The loss of Amy s first love is sad, indeed, but her conflation of this loss with the loss of home, of youth itself, m This is a book that fully explores why the first cut is the deepest If memoir is akin to poetry, and if it dares to wonder why there are certain moments from adolescence that we return to again and again after years have past, then this book is not just a model for what memoirists aspire to achieve it also offers a way to express what has been lost and will never be recovered The loss of Amy s first love is sad, indeed, but her conflation of this loss with the loss of h...


  10. says:

    It s difficult to explain how wonderful this book is without making you actually read it on the cover of things, you d be forgiven for thinking that you didn t want to read an entire book about the author s first love And yet, Benson s control of language and craft, her ability to structure essays, and her unabashed honesty in dealing with her own complicated emotions make this a deeply affecting book It takes guts to write about something so familiar and so alien to everyone, and skill...

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